NameSilo

FREE One-File Landing Page for Mulitple Domains

Labeled as FREE in More Free Stuff, started by mr-x, Nov 20, 2018

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  1. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    In php, $_SERVER super global will have the name of the server and http host, https://www.php.net/manual/en/reserved.variables.server.php

    For google analytics, your solution is the easiest but you could also set the host / domain using javascript.
     
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  2. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    My page won't work with wordpress but a plugin would.

    I'm busy for the next few weeks but have wanted to learn more about wordpress. I'll get back to you and if anyone is still interested in testing / giving feedback, we can work on writing a plugin.
     
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    Many thanks for your answer @mr-x (y)
    As wordpress is used quite a bit on the web, I might not be the only one interested in such a plugin.
     
  4. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I've written plugins for wp before but never used it to build a website. Something I've been wanting to do so maybe this is the time.
     
  5. john888

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    Thanks, I will check that. URL Parameters are not search engine friendly at all. I am not getting any keyword searches from Google and only direct from my domain names. Wordpress now comes with Gutenberg editor Block Builder which is very good with no bloated coding like the page builders. Someone could make money from developing a plugin. I am sure there is a great demand for this. Those wanting to set up their own should look into Google Cloud hosting since it is very fast and cheap if you have low band width. Youtube has examples of setting up your own instances.
     
  6. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    I have some time, this is something I'm interested in. If you two are willing to help me define what is needed I'll start working on it in the evenings.

    I'll host the project on github and make it available to anyone who wants to use it. Please include your ideas that don't fit int the list below in a separate post. If it's OK with you, we can discuss the entire project in public so others have a chance to contribute. Should be a blast.
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    1) What do you expect the plugin / website to do?
    short description, one or two paragraphs
    2) Requirements:
    What are the minimum requirements for a working demo? Express each item in a single sentence, like A form to enter domain names, Send email
    3) Three things you would love to have. Single sentence for each item.


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    Is this a simple landing page builder or a website for selling domains?

    Are there any API's you want to integrate with?

    There are a few websites that you can point your domains to and get a simple landing page but you can't collect stats. Would you prefer a self hosted solution or a hosted solution?

    Peace!



     
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  7. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Three alternatives to word press:

    builder.io
    sliverstripe.com ( good form builder, good code base, could integrate with builder.io )
    impresspages.org ( includes a form builder, page builder, good code base )
     
  8. zeff

    zeff Established Member

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    Hi Mr-X, sorry for not responding since your post. i didn't have time to connect on namepros during the last weeks unfortunately.

    If you still have time to look at it, I am still interested to help you working on this.

    I'll have time during the next week-end to answer your questions.

    Sorry again for the time i took to answer.
     
  9. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Thanks zeff.

    My thoughts after exploring several open source CMS, including impresspages.org and micorwebber.org is to start with a plugin for wordpress.

    My reasoning:

    1) Impress Pages is not being developed. MicroWebber's interface is too complicated and a bit sluggish.

    2) Wordpress is free and the free version of elementor is easy to use and enough to build custom landing pages.

    3) Elementor can import starter templates, so everyone should be able to get a website up in 30 minutes.

    What do you think? What is the minimum information we need to capture for domains, api's we can integrate with in the future.
     
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  10. zeff

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    Hi mr-x,

    I also agree that free wp + free elementor can be enough to build a page (personally I use divi)

    The existing I have found with WP is the following:
    Once you have set up a landing page, you have to clone the landing page for each domain you have.
    a landing page for mydomainA
    a landing page for mydomainB
    a landing page for mydomainC
    ...
    Then you set up a redirection of your domains on your registrar to land the domain on the right page.


    The possibility (plugin) i haven't found is the same landing page for multiple domains:
    set up a landing page
    set up the dns (or redirection ?) of the domains on the registrar
    display the name that was typed on the address bar on this landing page

    From the way I see it, there could have bonuses like:
    - display the domain name on the landing page's contact form
    - display the domain's price by connecting the domain name to a table that contains the name and the price. Then picking up the price and display it on the page

    I don't know if that answers to your questions ?
     
  11. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    @zeff Let me know if this is the correct flow:

    Register domain, assign DNS and or IP address at registration ( this can automatic at enom ) and the domain is directed to our website.

    The plugin checks the request, if it is not for our websites, domain,

    1) If we know about this domain and have information like price, description, etc. we show it

    2) Otherwise we just show a generic landing page with the domain name.

    3) Do some record keeping ( data collected to be determined )

    Technically the website needs a dedicated IP address, otherwise the webserver will show the first website using that IP, which could be anything, including a blank page.

    Alternative to a dedicated IP would be detecting the domain from the URL. Every registrar has the ability forward traffic to a url, You would have to use http://example.com/newdomain.com or example.com/?domain=newdomain.com

    Sound right?

    Also, if someone points a domain at our website by accident or on purpose, it will get a landing page :).
     
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  12. zeff

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    @mr-x

    Yes, that's the need.

    Technically, I don't know exactly how this works with the dns settings but i'd say in one sentence that ideally the plugin would have the skills of domains marketplaces like dan or sedo when you list a domain on their marketplace and when you set up the dns to make your domain land on a marketplace landing page.

    :xf.smile: Didn't think this way before, good point !
     
  13. mr-x

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    I'm going to write a bare bones plugin to show a page with the name of a domain. I'll update when it's working.
     
  14. Aron Raduly

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    If you guys want an alternative to Wordpress and want to have a much better user experience, i can recommend you landing pages built with Gatsby (much faster, reliable, safe and modern) with built in payment options and Make offer.
    You can have a look at Supernames.com or Brandshore.com.
     
  15. mr-x

    mr-x Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    "Gatsby enables developers to build fast, secure, and powerful websites using a React-based framework and innovative data layer that makes integrating different content, APIs, and services into one web experience incredibly simple." - Who talks like this?

    Anyway.. brandshore and supernames look incredible but gatsby is a front end, you still need wordpress or an API to manage the data.

    Using git as a backend sounds good but unless you have a paid account, your website and content can be forked. Which has it's advantages but we not everyone will want to share their data.

    We need to run on economy hosting and modest VPS, install with a single command and hopefully, in a few iterations, get a complete website up and running in less than 10 minutes.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2021 at 12:13 PM

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